People's stories

Through these revealing stories, discover how our work has helped some deafblind children and adults around the world lead better and fuller lives.

  • Lisa's story

    Lisa's story

    Lisa was just two months old when she was identified as having CHARGE syndrome. Mara and a team of specialists at the support centre have worked...

  • Wasswa’s Story

    Wasswa’s Story

    Wasswa is eight years old. He has profound deafness and reduced vision as a result of Congenital Rubella Syndrome. In May 2015, Wasswa was referred...

  • Grace's story

    Grace's story

    Grace, aged five, has multi-sensory impairments as well as Cerebral Palsy, and has been involved with Sense International in its community support...

  • Amina's story

    Amina's story

    Seven-year-old Amina, who is profoundly deaf with partial vision, is looked after by her mother and maternal grandparents in a temporary house in...

  • Akram's story

    Akram's story

    Akram is six years old and lives with his mother, sister, cousins and grandmother outside Kampala city centre.

  • Charles's story

    Charles's story

    At three months of age, he had an eye operation because of cataracts, while he was found to have severe hearing loss in his right ear and profound...

  • Denisa's story

    Denisa's story

    During the first two months of her pregnancy, Denisa's mother contracted rubella. Denisa developed congenital rubella syndrome, and doctors were...

  • Ioana's story

    Ioana's story

    Ioana was born with a series of health problems that doctors struggled to diagnose. She seemed unresponsive and doctors confirmed she has little...

  • Rifat's story

    Rifat's story

    Rifat is two years old and lives in a remote village Baliadhighi, under Gabtoli a sub-district of Bogra in Bangladesh.

  • Adela's story

    Adela's story

    Adela weighed only 850 grams when she was born in Iasi in Romania, and had a number of health problems.

First published: Friday 7 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 20 September 2017